• Can Tho launches electric car service for tourists

    Can Tho launches electric car service for tourists

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:11 AM

    An electric car service for tourists has gotten underway in the Mekong Delta’s Can Tho city, providing a new and environmentally-friendly way to take in the city’s sights. Three 9-15 seat cars will go into service initially, with three more to be added during the first quarter. Routes include Ninh Kieu Wharf - Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery - My Khanh, Ninh Kieu Wharf - Thu Khoa Huan Monument - Binh Thuy Temple, and Ninh Kieu Wharf - Tan An Temple - Night Market. Tickets are VND20,000 per km. Some 26 other electric cars will be put into service if trial operations prove successful. The city welcomed 7.5 million tourists last year, including 300,000 foreigners. The local tourism sector is to develop into a key economic sector by 2020.

  • Community-based tourism being developed in Dak Lak

    Community-based tourism being developed in Dak Lak

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:09 AM

    Community-based tourism projects will be developed in the central highlands province of Dak Lak, including Yang Lanh village in Buon Don district, Ya village in Krong Bong district, and Tring village in Buon Ho town, with a focus on traditional culture, ethnic rituals, and cuisine. They offer visitors the chance to dine and join in activities with local people. Priority will be given to the Yok Don national tourism area and an agricultural and community-based tourism project in Cu Sue commune, Cu M’gar district, along with resorts, entertainment and sport areas in Buon Ma Thuot city and the districts of Buon Don, Lak, and Cu M’gar. The province welcomed 703,000 holidaymakers last year, up 13.2% against 2016, including 67,000 foreign tourists.

  • NEW NATIONAL PARK established in Cao Bang

    NEW NATIONAL PARK established in Cao Bang

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:07 AM

    The establishment of the Phia Oac-Phia Den National Park in the northern province of Cao Bang has been approved by the government. On an area of some 10,600 ha, the park, which was formerly a nature preservation area, will protect and develop local ecology and diversity, which comprises 90 types of plants and 58 rare animals, as well as cultural values, landscapes, and the ecological environment. The management board will also be responsible for improving the forest’s capacity to retain more water, prevent erosion and flooding, and protect the ecology. Scientific research will be conducted on preservation, improving people’s awareness about the environment and biological diversity and training human resources to save wild animals.

  • Cultural Tourism Area opens in Dong Thap

    Cultural Tourism Area opens in Dong Thap

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:10 AM

    The Phuong Nam Cultural Tourism Area has been officially opened to tourists, adding a new tourism site in the Mekong Delta’s Dong Thap province. Covering 17 ha, the tourism area features the typical architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty in combination with the southern construction style. It consists of temples and museums that reflect the religion followed by local residents and valuable historical objects from the area, such as stamp collections, Vietnamese currency from different times, farming tools, and items from ships sunk off the coast from the 15-18th centuries. The tourism area also showcases the village life of southern people in the old days.

  • New cruises on ‘Halong Bay in the Mountains’ open

    New cruises on ‘Halong Bay in the Mountains’ open

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:08 AM

    New and unique three-star cruises on Hoa Binh Lake in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh have been launched by Hoa Binh Tourist and the Vietnam Tour Club. With 47 large and small islands, Hoa Binh Lake is often called ‘Halong Bay in the Mountains’ and is suitable for holiday and leisure tourism development. Tours are customised, from a full day to three days and two nights. Tourists can take in the natural scenery of the lake and discover Ngoi Hoa Bay, temples, caves, and villages of the Muong ethnic minority group, which account for most of the province’s population. Homestays and local food and culture are also available.

  • DANANG TO HAVE URBAN RAILWAY

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:06 AM

    The Danang Department of Transport and South Korea’s Seoul Metro Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on developing an urban railway line and conducting research on traffic in the central city. The MoU will help the city boost ‘smart and green’ transport measures and build Danang into a smart and green city by 2025. The two sides will begin pre-feasibility studies of certain projects, including subways, tramways, elevated roads, and the urban railway line. The railway line, subways, and tramways will help meet transport needs in the rapidly urbanising city into the future and will help cement its status as a popular beach destination in central Vietnam and develop a connection with the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC), which links Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.

  • Puppetry and traditional arts theatre to open in Thua Thien Hue

    Puppetry and traditional arts theatre to open in Thua Thien Hue

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:09 AM

     A puppet and traditional art theatre costing VND6.9 billion ($305,000) is to be built in the central province of Thua Thien Hue this year to boost local tourism development. On an area of 900 sq m, the theatre will be capable of seating 150 visitors and is expected to help diversify entertainment activities for local people and tourists, with water puppetry and traditional Hue art performances. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter and be completed in the second quarter.

  • Multi-lingual audio guides introduced at Temple of Literature

    Multi-lingual audio guides introduced at Temple of Literature

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:08 AM

    Audio guide services in eight languages - Vietnamese, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Chinese - have been launched at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature. Developed by the Temple’s Culture and Science Centre, the guides aim to provide visitors with information on the Temple’s establishment, development and heritage value. Visitors simply don headphones and can then explore at their leisure. The Temple greeted 1.6 million visitors in 2017, of which 60% were foreigners.

  • Danang to develop late night shopping and entertainment area

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 02,2018 10:05 AM

    The An Thuong quarter in Danang’s Ngu Hanh Son district is to be turned into the first tourism area catering to late night shopping and entertainment in the central city. The project will cover four main streets - Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Ke Viem, Chau Thi Vinh Te and Ngo Thi Si. Five streets will be pedestrian malls - An Thuong 1, An Thuong 2, An Thuong 3, An Thuong 4, and Tran Bach Dang. The An Thuong quarter has a busy tourism scene, welcoming around 1,400 tourists each day during the high season (April to September) and 650 visitors during the low season. Nearly 300,000 tourists, 74,000 of whom were foreigners, stayed in the quarter in 2017. Danang welcomed 6.6 million tourists last year, including 2.3 million foreigners. The city has long been short of international-standard late-night entertainment for tourists.

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